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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Pete Townshend to leave The Who?

Pete Townshend says he might leave The Who
Pete Townshend says he might leave The Who

Pete Townshend has claimed he might have to leave The Who - if his hearing deteriorates.

The rock guitarist, who is suffering from tinnitus, has already had to shelve plans for a 2010 tour with bandmate Roger Daltrey because of his hearing problems.

"If my hearing is going to be a problem, we're not delaying shows - we're finished; I can't really see any way around the issue," he told Rollingstone.com.

The group had a triumphant performance at the Super Bowl in Miami, where they played a 12-minute medley to 150 million viewers.

Pete is now hoping a new high-tech "in-ear monitor" will save his career, and will give the device a go when The Who perform their celebrated rock opera Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall on March 30, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

"As I get older my hearing is naturally dropping off, so I have to take great care," he added.

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